Constructed: I really can’t stand this card. I
think it takes the only good thing that was good
about Twiddle which was the low casting cost and
increased it to 3 mana just for the cantrip
effect; an effect that is nowhere near strong
enough for constructed magic. As a blue mage I’d
rather just bounce the creature than tap it.
Pass on it.
Casual/Multi: If you really, really want to use
cards that tap other cards there are way better
options like Icy Manipulator, Puppeteer,
Opposition/Glare of Subdual. They can all be
used multiple times. The Cantrip effect is not
Limited: Unless you’re really, really hurting
for tricks this is a pass. It’s a bad fog,
preventing a creature from attacking or blocking
only once and while it replaces itself you spent
3 mana to draw a card; If you want that just use
council of the soratami. Unsummon and Boomerang
are both better tricks for blue. Pass this card
along and hope somebody else takes it and the
other bad blue cards.
This is a super charged Twiddle. It lets you
draw a card. The downside is that Twiddle wasn't
very good. It's a great card in limited play,
because it can hold off (or tap down) that
critical creature. I wouldn't expect much out of
this card though.
Why is Wizards forcing more cantrips on us? What
is their obsession with cantrips? The main
strength of cantrips is that it allows you to
make cards out of effects that would normally be
too slow to get their own card, like Bandage.
It's not to take perfectly good, cheap utility
spells and add 2 mana onto their casting costs,
thus throwing them out of the curve spot they
need to be at. A tapper/untapper like this needs
to cost U. At 2U, even with the card draw, it's
too expensive to bother with.
Friday - Twitch
A Twiddle that cantrips. I'd rather have
something like Icy Manipulator than both of the
cards, but this is marginally better than
Twiddle because of the draw. There's not a lot
to say about it; I'm sure you can find a better
cantripping card to fill this card's slot, like
In casual, ditto. Just play Icy if you're
looking for control, or Puppeteer or something
for untapping your dudes.
In limited, again, a waste of space, even though
it does cantrip.
3 for a possible tech isn't great but this might
be able to pull off a nice combat trick. But not
long that its a cantrip. Probably won't see much
play in constructed but in limited it might see
some play if nothing else just for the draw
Technically, I suppose Twitch is some kind of
card advantage. The problem is that it's a
one-time effect. For the same cost, you could
play Puppeteer or Minister of Impediments, which
are similar but multi-use. I think the main use
for Twitch is to use it in limited play to force
through an attacker. Even at that, Puppeteer
would be better, but it's not always available,
and if you have both you will undoubtedly need
as many sources of such an effect as possible.
for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10
This card has some flexibility and as a cantrip
instant, it should see some play in limited. It
will never see constructed play unless some sort
of combo comes out of it. Not a high pick in
limited but if you are down to the 7th pick in a
pack and you are going blue there should be some
of these coming around the table and I would
grab it. Untapping a blocker that may kill the
attacker and netting a card out of the deal is a
trick that often can happen.
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
You may tap or untap target artifact, creature,
Draw a card.
Every format: overcosted. Let's say 1 mana to
draw a card, then it's
1U for a Twiddle effect. No! Although I remember
using Twiddle to
counter a Dream Leash. That was sad.
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